Our Team

Megan Ahiers

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Megan has been working in theater leadership for 10 years as the Operations Director of The 14/48 Projects, a not-for-profit theater event company. The 14/48 Projects produces theater in Washington, Texas and England and just won the people’s choice award for Theatre of the Year in Seattle. A graduate of the theatre program at The University of Puget Sound, Megan is also a member of the Sandbox Artists Collective. In Seattle, Megan has worked with dozens of theaters in multiple capacities but most enjoys bringing artists together in collaboration.

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Kayti Barnett-O’Brien

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Kayti has been active in the performing arts industry for 20 years as a performer, producer, and administrative leader.  She has held a series of leadership roles in the local theater sector, most recently as the Managing Director at Book-It Repertory Theatre from 2015-2022.  Her passion lies in holistic, mission driven leadership centered around cultivating great teams working in concert with enthusiastic, supportive boards.  Kayti is a former board member at Theatre Puget Sound and the current treasurer of the board at Phinney Neighborhood Association.  She holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University.

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CaraLee Cook

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For over 30 years, CaraLee has spearheaded all aspects of nonprofit development including collegial board relations, finance wizardry, victorious lobbying, nurturing staff talent, building and operating campaigns, and managing highly regarded programs. She has been through the grind and knows how the sausage gets made. CaraLee holds a Master in Public Affairs from the UW, Dan Evan’s School. In addition to her work as a nonprofit consultant and Executive Director, she has served as chairperson, contract negotiator, facilitator and lead research analyst for community organizations and state associations. CaraLee believes that the synthesis of great people, great ideas and bold actions move the world.

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Billy Farrell

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Billy is a leader, collaborator and finance professional who is passionate about helping organizations find their recipe for success. Billy offers a wide range of expertise in community organizing, organizational development, strategic planning, executive management, lobbying, fundraising, finance, and compliance. In addition to a Master Degree in Public Administration specializing in Public Finance from the Daniel J Evans School at the University of Washington, he has a full spectrum of experience in the nonprofit sector from frontline caseworker to Executive Director. Billy strongly believes that finance is for everyone and demystifying finance and accounting best practices is key to creating better functioning organizations and a more just and equitable community.

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Andrew Lee Creech

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Andrew is an award-winning playwright, performer, and content creator with 15+ years of storytelling experience. Over the past two years, he has focused his time and talent on social media, building an online community of over 85,000 across multiple platforms, where he is known for his hit short video series, Breaking News!. Andrew uses the power of storytelling and humor to foster empathy, dialog, and healing. He’s passionate about equity and representation in the American Theatre, as well as the humanity of artists. Andrew holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.

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Kaleb Germinaro

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Kaleb is earning his PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development at the University of Washington where his work centers around the strategic design of learning experiences and programs that facilitate healing intersectional identities through learning. He is also a community-based researcher, fundraiser and writer. Kaleb’s researcher and writing styles center around storytelling, resistance and the liberation of oppressed peoples through the creative design of environments and experiences. He also spent time earning his undergraduate and masters degree at the University of Pennsylvania and is originally from Phoenix, AZ. Currently, Kaleb also serves as a local high school football coach, researcher and board member of Estelita’s Library. He believes deeply that holding and making space for justice, liberation and healing is a pathway forward.

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Keri Kellerman

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Keri is an art maker and advocate who finds joy in collaborating with artists, organizations and horizontal coalitions to create spaces where justice, creativity and community thrive. Keri offers over 25 years of experience in organizational culture, strategy, human resources, finance, fundraising and communications, and strives to bring cultural awareness, cultural humility and ongoing learning to their work. Keri has served as co-leader for Intiman Theatre, The Playwrights’ Center, Marin Theatre Company and Whim W’Him during moments of meaningful transformation, and is a practicing community-centric fundraiser. They’ve also served on several nonprofit boards and are a core organizer for the Seattle Independent Artist Sustainability Effort. Born and raised on Nisqually and Squaxin Island lands, Keri stands on the shoulders of the family and community members who’ve lifted them up on their journey and is grateful for their wisdom, strength and love.

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Jennifer Lobsenz

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Jennifer has over eight years experience working at the intersection of the arts and social justice. She has held previous positions at Path with Art, WonderRoot, Pace/MacGill, the Atlanta History Museum, and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. She has a deep background in program design and management, training and facilitation, educational curriculum development, grant writing, and racial justice organizing. Jennifer holds a MA in Culture and Difference from Durham University (England) and a MA in Art History and Modern History from the University of St Andrews (Scotland). She believes deeply in the transformative power of the arts to move us both individually and collectively towards a state of spiritual health.

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Josef Krebs

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Before launching Scandiuzzi Krebs, Josef served in strategic leadership roles at top arts and human services organizations for 18 years, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Banchero Disability Partners. He’s taught fundraising communications theory as a guest at the University of Washington and the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communications, helped lead political activism for 4Culture, and currently serves on the board of the Pride Foundation.

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Lily Raabe

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Lily is a community-engaged artist and creative business consultant who combines storytelling, social justice, and bold fundraising strategies. Raabe holds her M.A. from New York University and her B.A. from University of Portland. Beyond her own artistic work, she has over 16 years experience as a Teaching Artist and over 6 years experience as a theatre manager having worked with companies including: Intiman Theatre, Opening Act, The New Group, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Theatre Askew, and NW Children’s Children’s Theatre. She is co-founder of The New Alchemists, producing work in Seattle, WA and Hilo, HI.  As a creative business consultant Raabe works with individuals, agencies, and nonprofits via grant writing, marketing, strategy, and grassroots development campaigns to help them reach their goals. Current clients include: SuttonBeresCuller, Annex Theatre, The Common Acre, Sawhorse Revolution, Alleycat Acres, and Ezra Dickinson.

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Carlo Scandiuzzi

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Carlo has more than 40 years experience as philanthropist, executive, board member and community leader. As Executive Director of ACT Theatre, Carlo led the organization through a successful turnaround, fully activating a landmark building and generating a new hub of the creative community. As founder of Clear Pictures, IndieFlix, and Modern Productions, which operated the Showbox from 1978 to 1981, shaping Seattle’s legendary music scene. As a philanthropist and board member for many organizations, Carlo knows how to invest and how to advise. He’s a trusted confidant for many, and a visionary leader.

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Kasumi Yamashita

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Kasumi is a graduate of NYU’s Studio Art program. She earned an MA in East Asian studies and pursued a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Harvard. She is an online instructor for Stanford’s SPICE program. Kasumi has a passion for ethnographic research, oral histories, educational curriculum development, and grant writing, and enjoys helping nonprofits gain the funding they need to serve their communities. Kasumi serves on the leadership team of INScape Arts & Culture Center and Co-Chairs the Art Beyond Sight docent group (art access for the visually impaired) at the Seattle Art Museum. She speaks Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish and is a court interpreter for King County where she also supports language access programs. She is a Board Member of Cascadia Art Museum and the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington.

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